A Complicated Kindness

Artful Reading

This darkly funny novel is the world according to Nomi, a wry sixteen-year-old trapped in a town governed by fundamentalist religion and in the shattered remains of a family it destroyed.

Tuesday, June 11, 7 PM
A Complicated Kindness
Miriam Toews, 2004
hosted by Edna Froese

Space is limited and registration is required. E-mail to register.
To cover light refreshments for the group, the cost to attend is $10 + admission or membership.

About the host: Dr. Edna Froese has been an English instructor for over 20 years, primarily for St. Thomas More College, U of S. Retired now, she works part-time as a free-lance academic editor for faculty and graduate students and for two years wrote a monthly column for The Prairie Messenger. She recently began a blog of short personal essays - "Stones and Flowers: Inquiries into the Quotidian." Her PhD dissertation examined Canadian Mennonite fiction, focusing on early novels and short stories. She has published several academic articles on Mennonite fiction and book reviews for The Journal of Mennonite Studies and Mennonite Quarterly Review. She identifies herself as Mennonite, both through ethnicity and church membership, and welcomes discussion about that identity and about Mennonite literature.

About the talk

Remai Modern's book discussion program brings together two things we love: great art and literature! Led by different guest hosts and moderated by Robin Adair, participants are invited to discuss the selected book in connection to artworks on view. Titles are available from Remai Modern's Art & Design Store.


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